Covid 19.. hopefully normal service will be resumed as soon as possible in line with government advice.

Contact  Ken

if you have any questions.


Thanks to everybody for their continued support. Good luck and stay safe.

What we can do during lockdown...... as we emerge. 


Distance Learning

Ken has always provided ongoing support through various media and online resources for people that have been on his courses.

This is now available for anyone who wants to develop any aspect of Sea Kayaking contact Ken for details or a chat to discuss your requirements.


For example 

Video coaching- contact Ken to discuss your requirements, he will give advice on setup and how we can arrange recording performance, analysis, feedback and progression. You don't need fancy equipment. 


Practice routines for self coaching or peer to peer coaching.... or coaching others. This can be any aspect of sea kayaking eg foundation strokes and rescues or working with the environment. Again a similar process to video coaching.


Risk management and planning As we emerge from lockdown this could be quite important. Anything from a quick review of a planned trip or session to guidance and support in developing your own skills in these areas. Again a similar process to practice routine and video coaching. 

Any combination of the above or anything you may have in mind.

These are not off-the-shelf products, they are tailored to individuals or small groups.




Technical Advice

With all the time we have on our hands during lockdown  this  would be a good opportunity  to catch up on all those risk assessments and operating procedures. Follow the link here Technical Advice or above for more details.

Available for councils, schools, outdoor centres, clubs, TV etc.

Welcome to Sea Kayak Scotland - in the heart of the Sea Kayak Capital of the UK -  cross the Atlantic Bridge to the Isle of  Seil near Oban.

"You guys were excellent" Kevin

Top quality equipment. Wilderness setting and wildlife. Beginners to the most experienced. Calm waters to wild tide races. The ideal location for sea kayaking.

" I will recommend you to anyone" Brian

Sea Kayak Scotland is owned and  operated by Ken Lacey who holds the top BCU/SCA Level 5 sea kayak coach award.


He will tailor every session to your requirements.


Based on the Isle of Seil which has a bridge to the mainland, 30 minutes from Oban. The orginal dedicated sea kayak company in the Oban area, established for over 15 years. We have an intimate knowledge of the area. A family company for the personal touch, we do it because we love it.


do what you love love what you do 


The area around Seil is probably the best in the UK with something for every ability but we are happy to work throughout Scotland and further afeild regularly visiting Mull, Skye the west coast and Shetland.


Top quality equipment including lightweight paddles, dry bags for personal belongings and one piece paddle suits or cags and trousers or you are welcome to use your own equipment.


For competent, experienced sea kayakers who prefer to be self led we have Kayak and Camping equipment for hire.

We are licensed with the HSE's  Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.

The Firth of Lorne where we are based is a European Special Area of Conservation. The area is also an area of National Scenic Beauty. Ken is an accredited master wildlife safe operator

We will tailor our sessions to your ability to ensure that you experience sea kayaking at its best whether you are a complete beginner or a competent paddler or aiming for qualifications we can guarantee an unforgettable experience.


From instruction, coaching  or training, guided trips or holidays.  progression courses, hire or outfitting we can give you an experience to  remember.


Sea Kayak Scotland operates courses throughout the year and you will find us out on the water just about everyday.

The local knowledge is second to none, and not just in kayaking. They are passionate about the area in which they live and take great delight in making sure that you experience the wildlife and environment at its best.

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Sea Kayak Scotland


Isle of Seil

Oban PA34 4RJ


Call us on:

07771 918 431

01852 300 770


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Or you can use our contact form.

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